Doris Yau Licensed Real Estate Salesperson






Doris' love for New York City stems from the vibrant culture, opportunity, and beauty that this world-class city has to offer. With extensive knowledge of NYC neighborhoods, Doris is keen on advising her clients in making key real estate decisions. She prides herself on her excellent customer service, solid negotiation skills, efficiency, business acumen, and attention to detail. Her holistic, results-driven, analytical approach to her work has led to her top reputation in the workplace. You can always count on Doris to stand behind you and to help you achieve the best possible outcomes.

Doris' passion for real estate comes from her own experience buying property and her genuine interest in helping her clients secure their dream home or receive a good return on investment. In addition to real estate, Doris has an eye for interior design and has helped many of her friends by sharing tips and tricks for designing their homes. Many describe Doris as a kind, enthusiastic, encouraging, and helpful friend with a good sense of humor.

Doris was born and raised in San Francisco and has lived in New York City and New Jersey for the past 5 years. Prior to pursuing a career in real estate, Doris worked in nonprofits and in government, helping C-suite executives and other stakeholders make key business decisions. She holds a Master of Public Administration from NYU Wagner and a B.A. from UC Davis. Doris is also fluent in Cantonese and proficient in Mandarin. In her spare time, Doris enjoys going on road trips, cooking, catching a Broadway show, or entertaining friends and family in her home.

Address Beds Baths SQ ft Price
305 W 86th St APT 3C 1 1 N/A
Address Beds Baths SQ ft Price
The Eugene | APT 59-K 3 2 N/A
21 West End | APT 2904 1 1 N/A
Oskar | APT 2F 1 1.5 N/A
Peter Cooper Village | 431 E 20th St APT 5G 3 2 N/A
8 Spruce | APT 42R 1 1 N/A
Instrata Gramercy | APT 27E 1 1 N/A
Solari | PH-1E 0 1 N/A
The Chesapeake | 345 E 94th St APT 16G 2 2 N/A
Helux | APT 6Q 2 2 N/A
The Sky | 605 W 42nd St APT 31S 1 1 N/A
Manhattan Park | 20 River Road APT 8H 3 2 N/A
The Epic | APT 37D 1 1 N/A
Vanguard Chelsea | APT 11E 1 1 N/A
The Epic | APT 26J 1 1 N/A
Tower28 | 42-12 28th St APT 5C Long Island City 2 2 N/A
505 W 37th | APT 29J 1 1 N/A
21 West End | APT 3403 0 1 N/A
Gotham West | 550 W 45th St APT 1511 1 1 N/A
Larstrand | APT 3E 0 1 N/A
Murray Hill Marquis | 150 E 34th St, APT 1603 1 1 N/A
507 West Chelsea | APT 919 0 1 N/A
Capitol at Chelsea | APT 24E 1 1 N/A
The Eugene | APT 38-S 0 1 N/A
Ivy Tower | APT 17A 1 1 N/A
Emerald Green | APT 1225 1 1 N/A
Riverbank West | APT 20F 1 1 N/A
Towne House | APT 900 1 1 N/A
Jackson Park | APT 14D 1 1 N/A
The Forge | APT 19E 1 1 N/A
La Premiere | APT 18E 1 1 N/A
Biltmore Plaza | 155 E 29th St, APT 18J 1 1 N/A
ARC | 30-02 39th Ave, APT A-810 Long Island City 1 1 N/A
ARC | 30-02 39th Ave, APT PH-09 Long Island City 1 1 N/A
Vanguard Chelsea | APT 4B 0 1 N/A
The Helena | 601 W 57th St. APT 29F 1 1 N/A
ARC | 30-02 39th Ave, APT A-802 Long Island City 1 1 N/A
The Helena | 601 W 57th St. APT 5A 1 1 N/A
Riverbank West | APT 12F 1 1 N/A
The Lewis | APT 5B 0 1 N/A
Oriana | APT 1114 0 1 N/A
The Chesapeake | 345 E 94th St APT 24F 0 1 N/A
229 E 84th St | APT 5D 2 1 N/A
ARC | 30-02 39th Ave, APT A-613 Long Island City 0 1 N/A
ARC | 30-02 39th Ave, APT A-327 Long Island City 1 1 N/A
The Meurice | APT 11F 0 1 N/A
Stonehenge 33 | APT 12J 0 1 N/A
20 Exchange | APT 912 0 1 N/A
Jackson Park | APT 21L 0 1 N/A
Gotham West | APT 212 0 1 N/A
The Chesapeake | 345 E 94th St, APT 5G 0 1 N/A
River East | 408 E 92nd St. APT 5B 0 1 N/A
Carmel Place | APT 8D 0 1 N/A
Tower28 | 42-12 28th St, APT 11G Long Island City 0 1 N/A
141 E 13th St | APT 3D 0 1 N/A


Doris was an immensely helpful and dedicated agent. I contacted her about looking for prospective apartments and she responded same day with an extensive, customized list of places that would suit my needs. She was very communicative and prompt, and made the apartment hunting process seamless. We were able to secure an apartment we were extremely happy with within days thanks to Doris’ help. I would definitely ask Doris to assist again in my next apartment search and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a genuine, responsive, and highly resourceful broker. - Vannie Y.

I would like to express my gratitude to Doris Yau for finding me the perfect apartment. It took me and other realtors nearly a month of unsuccessful work prior, and I almost wanted to give up and take any apartment. But luckily I met Doris and she did super productive work for me. My criteria was high and I was not an easy client (international) but after seeing several apartments with Doris, she found me the right one. In addition, Doris is always on time and answers emails, texts, and calls promptly. She also guided me through the guarantor company's process and walked me through every step of the way. Mostly, I really appreciate her hard work in negotiating with the leasing office for my move-in date. I wish Doris continued success as people need great real estate agents like her. - Aruzhan K.

We met Doris Yau after sending a few emails asking about 1BR apartments in Midtown West, NYC. She was super responsive and agreed to meet with us and managed to secure three appointments to view high rises just the next day after. She came prepared with building packets and already seemed knowledgeable about the buildings. It only took a few days for me and and my girlfriend to decide on a unit we liked and Doris was extremely responsive and informative in that time, even late at night which is not something you find in many agents. Not only was she incredibly helpful and professional, she seemed to genuinely care about securing us the perfect apartment. I’d highly recommend working with her if you are in need of a place to live! - Alan Y.

Our experience working with Doris was amazing! I still can’t believe how simple she made finding the most perfect apartment in NYC. With just a brief description of what we wanted in an apt, she found 5 building that fit them all perfectly and scheduled viewings back to back. We fell in love with the first apartment we saw and she made the lease signing seamless. She is very quick to respond to any questions at any time of the day. Very friendly and a pleasure to work with. Will definitely be recommending to any friends looking for a new home! - Allison S.

Doris was God sent to us during our apartment search! If it had not been for her, I do not know what we would have done. All of the apartments she located for us were exactly what we had been looking for in terms of amenities, location, costs, and overall appeal. She assisted with the entire process from beginning to lease signing. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is in need of her services! - LaKeisha L.

Doris made the process of finding and leasing an apartment in NYC a breeze. My husband and I found the *perfect* spot and we couldn't have done so without her! She's professional, answered all of our questions throughout the process, and went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed to make the best decision. I'd highly recommend Doris to anyone looking for their next place to call home! - Ashley H.

I just had an absolutely awesome experience with Doris Yau when finding my home in NYC -- She was knowledgeable, personable, thoughtful and patient even when I was being very specific in my wants/needs, and ultimately helped me find a great place. Cannot recommend Doris Yau highly enough. Absolute pro, committed to getting the best for you whilst making the whole buying/renting process as painless for you as possible. - Sun J.

My wife and I needed to find a small apartment in New York City. We had a great experience with Doris Yau at Elegran: she scheduled a day's worth of visits at apartments that were all very close to what we were looking for and we easily found something that we were very happy with and that was well within our budget. During the planning phase Doris was always very responsive and offered relevant and useful suggestions for us to consider. We felt she offered us good options without ever pressuring us. - Christopher S.

We recently found a wonderful apartment on the Upper East side and could not have done so without the assistance of Doris Yau. Doris was very responsive to our needs, wish-list, and time frame. She made the search easy and once we chose an apartment she assisted in securing the unit. She was very capable and efficient every step of the way. Doris made the whole process pleasant and we could not be more appreciative! - Louise D. R.

Doris helped my roommate and I find our new apartment. She took the time to show us a number of places in the area we wanted to live. She was friendly and professional the entire time as well. I would definitely recommend Doris to any friends looking for a new place to live! - John M.

I needed an apartment for three adults (and two dogs!). I was having trouble, mainly, because of the dogs, and had limited time to find somewhere suitable. Coming from a beautiful apartment on an unappealing street, in Queens, what I really wanted was a nice apartment, on a nice street. Doris Yau, my agent, found the perfect home for us, and the dogs! She worked quickly and tirelessly, and found me exactly what I was looking for – a pretty apartment on a pretty street in Manhattan – in less than a week! I would highly recommend Doris. She is considerate and hardworking, and will make your search much easier. - Melissa S.

I am very pleased to recommend Doris Yau as the agent to use in NY. As our representative, and after only one meeting to discuss our prerequisites, Doris clearly understood what our requirements and limitations were for an apartment and clearly spent a considerable amount of time doing the "grunt work" of researching the thousands of available units until she locked in 5 specific buildings that she recommended to us. But as it turned out, she could have stopped with the first unit that she identified, because it was exactly what we were looking for in size, location, view and cost. We took that apartment immediately after seeing it, and never bothered with the others. Doris listens and delivers what the client wants, and places her clients' interests first. Understanding our needs meant the world to us, and she is a true professional. We'll be forever grateful for having used her as our agent and strongly recommend that you do the same. - David & Peggy G.

Doris is awesome! We had the easiest and most worry-free apartment searching process I have ever had. We looked at 5 good options all within our price range, amenities choices and location preferences. We never felt like we were being rushed, pressured or sold- which is super important in the NYC real estate market. I would recommend Doris to anyone looking to move in NYC. Thank you so much! - Brett N.

I am so lucky to have found Doris! When we started, I was 2 months away from moving and had no clue what I wanted. We ended our journey exactly 2 weeks before my scheduled move, as I signed a lease for my first ever studio apartment.
Coming from LA, I had only the wispiest of ideas of what the New York housing scene is like. All I knew was that I wanted to live close to or in Manhattan. Together, we narrowed down what I wanted. Doris asked me questions about my lifestyle preferences and picked neighborhoods with the qualities I was looking for. I was delighted to find how extremely knowledgeable she is of NYC. I learned about pricing trends, building characteristics in each neighborhood, and specifics on amenities.
We worked over the course of several weeks, during which I changed my mind multiple times (roommate vs no roommate, 1 bedroom vs studio, Long Island City vs Manhattan, etc) and was in general a mess. Doris handled my volatility with patience. She was always quick to respond to my questions and sent over new options until I felt comfortable with my choices.
On the day of our scheduled viewings, Doris braved through a storm to guide me up the Manhattan west side. I felt awful that she had walk outside in this kind of weather for me but she was upbeat and reassuring throughout. We ended up finding a studio that satisfied my criteria - close to work, doorman, gym - plus bonus features that were on my wishlist - in-unit laundry, gas stove, plentiful closet space. I applied later that night and signed a lease the next day.
I'm definitely grateful I went through this experience with Doris, and would recommend her to all my friends! I look forward to working with her again. - Kelly W.

Throughout my three days experience with Doris, she was very helpful, resourceful and understanding. I was in a hurry to find a studio, and she showed me options the very next day. She answered all of my questions, and every email and text message. Her positive attitude, honesty and work ethic are much appreciated. I am so happy with my experience with Doris. Thank you! - Alua M.

We had the pleasure of having Doris as our broker as we began our apartment search in LIC. As a former resident of LIC, I thought I knew the market fairly well, but Doris really surprised my wife and I with a number of apartments that we had not come across during our search. Each apartment was slightly different from the previous one, had varying price points, and the entire experience was highly professional. I also very much appreciated that Doris did not bias our decision in any way nor did we feel any pressure to move forward with any property. Ultimately, we decided to sign a one year lease with the last property we saw. The entire process was seamless and I cannot recommend Doris enough as she was patient and very helpful! Thank you again, Doris! - Amit B.

Doris helped me with my apartment search in the midtown east area. She was very responsive and happy to communicate in the way that was most convenient for me. After giving her my key wish list items, we settled on an apartment in Sutton Place in no time! - Philip B.

Doris was extremely helpful for my roommate and me as we began our NYC apartment search. Because we were new to the area, Doris was able to help us hone our apartment preferences and provide us with viable options well within our budget for us to explore. She was extremely organized and knowledgable during the search process, as well as extremely responsive from start to finish. She was always readily available via email, text, or call, which made the whole experience much more manageable given that my roommate and I were located in different states at the time. She made sure we stayed on track with our move-in timeline, proactively checking in with us and ensuring that everything was going smoothly. I would absolutely recommend Doris for anyone looking for an apartment in NYC, especially for the first time. We could tell that she genuinely wanted us to find an apartment that fit all of our needs and preferences, and she made what could be a stressful experience, stress-free. - Megha A.

Doris was very helpful for myself and my roommate in our apartment search. As recent graduates moving to New York, Doris was helpful in guiding us through the apartment search process, providing helpful information such as tailoring apartments to our preferences and suggesting similar locations to ones we had already seen. Every place that we were shown had much better value than the apartments that we had previously seen ourselves. She was also upfront with all fees regarding each location, which was much appreciated. I would recommend Doris to anyone looking for a new apartment! - Robert J.

I had the pleasure of working with Doris this summer. She is very knowledgeable of the NYC real estate market. Doris was able to find numerous places that fit my needs. She made the difficult coop purchase process much easier to handle. Doris is easily accessible and is very responsive to phone calls and emails. I would highly recommend Doris to anyone looking for a great real estate agent. - Daniel B.

Doris was such a pleasure to work with! My husband and I were moving from California to New York, and she made the daunting New York apartment hunting process such a breeze. We talked to a few brokers before we moved forward, and Doris was by far the most easiest to talk to and the most transparent. She was very knowledgable of the market and was very honest with us about what she recommended would be best for our needs and wants in a new home. She was very quick to respond to the millions of questions I had, and she was right there with us when we were viewing the units. She even helped us negotiate, which I really appreciated. I would highly recommend her to anyone that is looking to move. Thank you so much for helping us find our dream Manhattan apartment, Doris! - Ana P.

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